Exmiranda’s ‘Grip’ Fuses a Traditional Rap Approach with a Literary Sensibility

Exmiranda’s ‘Grip’ is fast, technical rap with a laid-back, minimalist trap beat. This artist is “inspired by grime, hip hop, afro beats and feel good music,” she says. “I have been rapping for the past five years after transitioning from performing spoken word and poetry.” Continue reading Exmiranda’s ‘Grip’ Fuses a Traditional Rap Approach with a Literary Sensibility

Refurbished by Ben Brizell [Poetry]

Refurbished by Ben Brizell The broken delusions, the fading past. Tanned girls in crop tops, pale girls with inverted crosses tattooed on their face. All wallowing on the delusion of the self. Cocaine tables on buses, throats slit on shop corners. The overarching reach of emptiness. just another bump or so they say. The melancholy hangs, deftly in the air; suicidal and words carved in … Continue reading Refurbished by Ben Brizell [Poetry]

Past Present and Future by Luis Valdes [Poetry]

Past Present and Future Luis Valdes As I reflect on my past life, I deflect what represents negative thoughts during my present. Prepared to embrace my future, These time lines represent different shades of me… Who I was, who I became as well as the obstacles that I conquer. I look behind at my past life…demons and ghouls inside of my soul … while I … Continue reading Past Present and Future by Luis Valdes [Poetry]

Spoken Word Artist Poetic X’s Official Video for “Keep Hope Alive” [Poetry]

Artist Bio: Poetic X has been writing, performing, and teaching Poetry for over 15 years. Poetic X has released 3 Cds of Poetry/Spokenword ‘When Faith Begins II Flourish’, ‘From The Soil II The Surface’, and ‘XClamation The Art of Poetry’. Poetic X also has a self published poetry book ‘Poetic X 10’ Vol.1. Currently Poetic X is working on ‘Poetic X 10 Vol.2’ and his … Continue reading Spoken Word Artist Poetic X’s Official Video for “Keep Hope Alive” [Poetry]

Ms. Aligned by J. Garland Wells [Poetry]

Ms. Aligned by J. Garland Wells Red and White… Like a clown she puts on her Amanita Mascaria To shrink Freud’s flaws and Take to the rinks of a psychedelic fairy tale If Sade had first cut. The brightest colors against The smog and turmoil, she Can breathe and dwell and Allow a moment of dementia. One tit is bigger than the other, Or so … Continue reading Ms. Aligned by J. Garland Wells [Poetry]

A Poem by Wulf James, a Non Binary Photographer & Poet

Wulf James, nonbinary journalist from Oklahoma Collection if all good stories are told around a campfire, then let me build one in your bones. we can use the pit in your stomach where you tell me you keep all the dark things and butterflies pinned to the wall, an exhibition of all the faded loves mounted and sealed behind glass, where they can’t hurt you … Continue reading A Poem by Wulf James, a Non Binary Photographer & Poet

Perpetual Slaying: daughter, sister, & friend (An Epitaph) by Basil Soper [Graphic Content]

Perpetual Slaying: daughter, sister, & friend (An Epitaph) Basil Soper the surly mug of slaughter is crocodile tears dripping from men’s wounds, the look death gives is drunk on cheap beer, & the thick accent of violence is invisible until we’re screaming he was an ace bandage, shredding skin after it’s turned concrete from sweat, & a scar each one of us carries now he … Continue reading Perpetual Slaying: daughter, sister, & friend (An Epitaph) by Basil Soper [Graphic Content]

Jeff van Reen Shares Emotional Poem About Gender Dysphoria

A Poem by Jeff van Reen, The Netherlands When I look in the mirror the image feels so unalike As do the words muttered at me Echoes calling me a dyke When I see my reflection in other people’s eyes I see how they see me I’m not one of the guys My dysphoric paranoia is getting on my nerves I could never break the … Continue reading Jeff van Reen Shares Emotional Poem About Gender Dysphoria